Leyte welcomes new
Media Relations Center
November 24, 2009
TACLOBAN CITY – Leyte’s
western side welcomes the opening of a new P4 million worth local
government run resort seen to boost the local tourism industry in the
The Sibugay Mountain
Resort in Sitio Soob, Poblacion, Albuera,
Leyte is being poised to become an alternative eco-tourism resort
and seen to create jobs and open livelihood opportunities.
Leyte Governor Carlos
Jericho Petilla, who recently led the inauguration rites of the
resort, said investments in tourism yields more positive result if it
comes from the private sector; however, in the case of the recently
opened resort in Albuera, sans interested private investors coming in,
the local government took the initiative and developed the resort
Gov. Petilla otherwise
lauded the project started by the local government of Albuera under
Mayor Sixto dela Victoria for making the first move to further their
growing tourism industry in the area.
“Even in the midst of
the global economic crisis, the tourism industry remains a key sector
in generating jobs and various. That is why we have always encouraged
the private sector and even the local government units themselves to
put in their efforts towards advance this industry,” Gov. Petilla said
during the inauguration rites.
He likewise pointed
out that tourism should not be promoted at the expense of the
environment. The provincial government, he added, advocates promoting
and carrying out environmental awareness and solid waste management
programs to ensure the cleanliness and beauty of local tourist
The governor noted
that with the Sibugay Mountain Resort, the Albuera LGU has manage to
package the resort as an eco-tourism destination, preserving the
natural beauty of the environment with its lush mountain, green trees
and clean flowing river.
According to Mayor
dela Victoria, the leisure pool they have constructed alongside the
river complements the natural ambience of the place.
Located more or less 2
kilometers away from the town proper of Albuera, the Sibugay Mountain
Resort is accessible by motor ride from the poblacion to Sitio Soob at
a fare rate of P10.
The resort also offers
low entrance fee pegged at P25 per head for any interested patron.
Cottage fee range is from P200 to P300. With this amount, the resort’s
pool and other amenities are all for free.
Aside from the newly
inaugurated mountain resort, Albuera also play host to another
well-known resort – the Baybayon ni Agalon – which has become a
favorite spot for local and foreign tourists visiting the province.